When the pandemic lockdown set in, Simone Dinnerstein stopped playing the piano. Music did not seem like an adequate response to everything that was happening in the world. In time, a friend convinced her to return to music and record an album in her living room. She chose this music, by Glass and Schubert, because of the pared-down, almost ascetic quality of their music. They both create a feeling of a solitary journey, a character of quiet privacy, asense of time being trapped through repeated vision and revision as the music tries to work itself to a conclusion.
Simone Dinnerstein performs Philip Glass’ Etude No. 16 and François Couperin’s “Les Barricades Mystérieuses.”